Thanks everyone for your comments and support. I am determined to get my health back! And I know my vegan diet is most of the reason that I'm currently doing so well. I also take several natural supplements like B Complex, D-3, Full Spectrum E w/tocotrienols, Garlic, CoQ-10, Asparagus Extract, Pomegranate Complex, Wild Blueberry Extract, Turmeric, Resveratral, Sulforaphsne, Saw Palmetto Complex, etc. I drink lots of green tea with lemon. While I am strictly vegan in my diet I do admit taking the best quality fish oil I can buy. I only drink filtered water and most of the vegetables and fruit I eat are organic. I eat about 80% raw and 20% cooked most of the time but even on bad day at least 50% raw. I avoid simple sugar as much as possible. I supplement my protein intake with both soy protein power and RAW Protein Power (made from organic raw sprouts). And I try to keep my PH in the alkaline range as close to 7.4 as I can get. I'm trying to drink green smoothies every day but haven't found a recipe that I really enjoy as of yet. So most of the time I just drink it whether I like it or not.
For exercise, it is mostly long walks right now. I'm still fairly weak from my radiation treatment and hormone depletion shots. But I'm am getting stronger every day. I have added riding my stationary bike about three times a week and want to work up to 5-6 times a week to help accelerate my weight loss. With the very low testosterone levels currently I have lost a lot of muscle mass which I know had deceased my metabolism rate. I have to fight the conversion to fat the best I can. That is why I need to get back to weight training ASAP but I have to make haste slowly as my recovery rate is very poor right now. The current weights I use used to be my warm up weight when I was heavy into powerlifting competition. Over the years I have held State and National records in the squat, bench, and deadlift,in NASA, AAPF, ADFPA, and even a Worlds Squat Record in the Amateur IPA Division. Those days may be behind me but then again I dream of coming back and being competitive in the 65-70 year old class. I won't know unless I give it my best shot! But even if I don't, just getting back in the gym to train with and coach my old team mates will do me a lot of good and I can try to pay back the sport that has given so much to me over the years.